Job scam quick guide: it's a scam if...

  • they want you to collect and forward money in any way (a "money mule" job). You'll wind up engaged in money laundering, personally defrauded via expertly forged cheques, money orders, etc, or defrauding someone else who pays for goods that never arrive.
  • they want you to receive packages and reship them somewhere else. The goods will have been obtained fraudulently, and they're just using you to make the shipping address appear local. You will be aiding fraud.
  • they want up-front payment (either to them or someone else) of any sort for anything before you can get the job. This is advance fee fraud: there is no job -- it's just a big con to extract money from you.
  • they want you to buy any kind of "membership" or "kit" in order to start. Forget it -- it's not a real job at all: they're trying to sell you something, and they're probably making a bunch of other false claims about it if they're pitching it as a "job".
  • it's a job offer, and it's spam. There are LOTS of these scams about, as you can see.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Daiichi Sankyo Co.

This is a money mule scam with spectacularly mangled English, and worth reading for entertainment value alone. Need I mention that it is NOT from the company it claims to be (assuming such a company even exists)?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <> [SPF verified]
Date: 21 Apr 2008 XX:XX UTC
To: undisclosed-recipients

Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd
Address: 11#Emeishan north road,
Qinhuangdao Economic & Technologica,

This is an Official mail from The Group President/CEO Officer of I
hereby write to publicize this piece of certainty information reaching you
in good and expected period of good time. Member, Group Partner who
specifically deals on metabollic mineral raw materials chemicals and more
also Imports and Exports, Suppliment of Products into Canada,Mexico/America and Europe.

With Loyalty as a matter of fact dedicate an appropriate individual/
prospected representative that would rather work with me as Reliable to
establish mode of Draft receipt from company's product consumers in the mentioned
region as well as making Payments through you to us.

Note that, as our agent, you will receive ten percent(10%) of whatever
amount you receive for the company and the balance will be paid into an
account we will avail to you. If you are interested, I would appreciate
you forwarding to us the informations below;

(1)Full Names:
(2)Full Residential Or Office Address:
(3)Zip/Postal Code:
(5)Tele/cell numbers:

You are to send these informations to us via this email address;

Mr.Daiichi Sankyo
Chairman (C.E.O).


Anonymous said...

daiichi sankyo is japanese for number one manufacturer... there is no mr daiichi sankyo. get over yourself

Anonymous said...

Thank you for helping me to avoid making a big mistake. I always check out companies by googling their name with the word SCAM next to it. It's amazing what you find out. Thanks!